He and his wife have three children. They also have a cat named Pancake.
He met his best friend when he was around ten years old. They were very into StarCraft and Warcraft II. When they started playing Warcraft II online, they had to come up with names and he randomly settled on Arumba. He had to take ‘07’ when he started his YouTube channel, because Arumba was already taken.
Arumba07 has been playing video games since he was little, with some of his favorite childhood games being SimTower, SimAnt, SimCity, SimFarm and Warcraft 1. As a teenager, he played Warcraft II, StarCraft and Warcraft III.
When he was in twelfth grade, his parents accepted a female exchange student from Columbia. They started dating and eventually wound up getting married to her a couple of years later.
After high school, he took some coding and engineering courses while he was in college at the University of Michigan. He realized that if he actually worked as an engineer, all of his ideas would be monetized by other people and decided that it didn’t interest him. He therefore went back to working as a server at a restaurant that he had worked at as a teenager instead. He then became a manager. After he was let go, he went on to work in insurance sales where he earned a commission-based salary for around six years.
After making it to the top 1% of closers in the industry, he and his friends decided to leave his job in order to create their own business. However, he realized that they wouldn’t allow him to get into a managerial position and so he left. His wife wanted to move to Florida, so they did.
He started uploading videos to his YouTube channel soon after moving to Florida in March 2013, after he watched a YouTuber playing Crusader Kings II and feeling that he could create better content. A week later, he started receiving notification from YouTube about monetizing his content, so he decided to opt in. He made 26 cents the next day. He saw potential in this and decided to exert more effort and create more content.
He therefore started strategizing and uploading content according to a fixed schedule and applied his skills from the insurance business while doing so. After three months, he decided to rather start from scratch in YouTube than in insurance and so dedicated all of his time to that. His channel has continued to steadily grow ever since.
He does his best not to swear on his channels, but YouTube remains his main focus.
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It’s time to get a new job when you fell like there’s nothing new to learn… I strongly believe that you have to be constantly learning and evolving and changing… and if you’re not, then you’re dying.
If you have a hobby that you think you could make into a career, don’t dive in without… testing the waters first. If you want to do YouTube, make a YouTube channel. Start making some videos. Turn on monetization. Don’t quit your day job. Make money, pay the mortgage and then when you get to the point where the hobby is actually making enough money that it’s able to cover your needs or it could cover your needs if you contributed more time to it, then you know that the water’s not to cold and that the water’s deep enough and you can actually do it.